Quotes by Milan Kundera (Writer/Czechoslovakian).

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The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.
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How goodness heightens beauty!
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People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder, but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still.
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I am incapable of speaking of myself and of my life and the states of my soul, I am discreet to an almost pathological degree, and there is nothing I can do against that.
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To be a writer does not mean to preach a truth, it means to discover a truth.
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Every change of scene requires new expositions, descriptions, explanations.
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Broch is an inspiration to us, not only because of what he accomplished, but also because of all that he aimed at and could not attain.
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Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress.
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Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation.
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No great movement designed to change the world can bear to be laughed at or belittled. Mockery is a rust that corrodes all it touches.
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There are metaphysical problems, problems of human existence, that philosophy has never known how to grasp in all their concreteness and that only the novel can seize.
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The worth of a human being lies in the ability to extend oneself, to go outside oneself, to exist in and for other people.
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When I was a little boy in short pants, I dreamed about a miraculous ointment that would make me invisible. Then I became an adult, began to write, and wanted to be successful. Now I'm successful and would like to have the ointment that would make me invisible.
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Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.
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Happiness is the longing for repetition.
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To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.
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Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other.
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Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.
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I find myself fascinating.
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Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
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The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.
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All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual.
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Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette and crushing the butt in the ashtray.
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The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.
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I remember that the day I finished 'The Angels,' part three of 'The Book of Laughter and Forgetting', I was terribly proud of myself. I was sure that I had discovered the key to a new way of putting together a narrative.
• Milan Kundera

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